Office of profit case: AAP MLAs will approach President, says Sisodia

Charging the Election Commission (EC) of bias in the ‘office of profit’ case pertaining to 20 AAP MLAs, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the legislators will approach to President Ram Nath Kovind on the matter.

“We have sought an appointment with the President. Our MLAs will tell the President that they were not given the opportunity to speak on the issue. If in such a scenario, EC recommended to disqualify them, then it is unconstitutional,’ the senior AAP leader told reporters here.
Mr Sisodia said that the MLAs who were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, were not given a single rupee nor any facility but in 20 States ruled by the BJP and Congress, legislators who have been made Parliamentary Secretaries, have got various facilities including salary.
The Minister said that the entire episode has happened at the behest of the BJP.
The Election Commission on Friday recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind, disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in the ‘office of profit’ case .
In August 2017, the MLAs appealed to the Delhi High Court asking it to not allow the EC taking up the Delhi lawyer’s petition. They argued that their appointments to the post of parliamentary secretary were already quashed in 2016.

 

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